William H. Vandegaer Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Vandegaer, clerk and recorder, was born in the town of Many,
December 2, 1865, being the second son of John B. and Maria (Buvens)
He has spent
his entire life here, attended school in Many and at St. Charles
College, Grand Coteau. In 1894 he was married to Belle Buvens;
after her death, which occurred in 1904, was married to Mrs. G.
W. Hatcher. Two children were born to his first marriage, John
B. and Sarah. Mr. Vandegaer was engaged in the mercantile
business with his father until the latter's death.
In 1893 he
was appointed parish assessor by Governor Murphy J. Foster and
held that position for twelve years. In 1909 he was elected
clerk and recorder to fill the unexpired term of W. E, McNeely
(deceased), and is the present occupant of that position.
He is an
efficient and courteous official and progressive citizen. Aside
from his public duties he is interested in prosperous business
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.